Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
First Committee Member
Jacimaria Batista, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
David E. James
Fourth Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Jeffery Q. Shen
Number of Pages
This research focuses on two issues in enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR). The first issue encompasses the effect of the type of carbon sources (i.e. volatile fatty acids and non volatile fatty acids) on the microbiology of EBPR. The second issue deals with the influence of denitrification on EBPR. Few studies have been performed to investigate these two issues. The recent findings on these areas are summarized below to establish the knowledge gaps this dissertation attempted to address. Details on the specific findings can be found in the literature review portion of this proposal.
Carbon; Denitrification; Microbiology; Sewage—Purification—Phosphate removal; Sewage—Purification—Biological treatment
Civil and Environmental Engineering | Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology | Environmental Sciences | Microbiology | Water Resource Management
Begum, Shamim Ara, "The Influence of Carbon Source Types and Nitrate on the Performance of the Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Systems" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1195.